Friday, 25 April 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 137: Sun May 18

My Night at Maud's (Rohmer, 1969): Cine Lumiere, 2pm


This is part of Cine Lumiere's excellent Sunday French Classic season.
Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Eric Rohmer's droll and delicate comedy of language (1969), about a devout Catholic (Jean-Louis Trintignant) who delivers an all-night monologue on the philosophy of Pascal to escape being seduced by the lovely atheist Maud (Francoise Fabian). Number three in Rohmer's series of “Six Moral Tales,” it is probably the most pure: the plotline transpires entirely in the central character's mind and is never explicitly acknowledged by Rohmer's direction, which concentrates instead on the elaborate gambits of a style of speech meant to do anything but communicate.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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